Suspicious package shuts down Lockheed Federal Credit Union

A suspicious package found around 1 p.m. Tuesday prompted employees at Lockheed Martins' federal credit union to call the Palmdale Station, who in turn called the Arson/Explosives Unit. Photo Credit: LUIS MEZA

PALMDALE – Employees and customers at Lockheed Federal Credit Union were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station received a call about a suspicious package in front of the building, authorities said.

The area was cordoned off as the incident was investigated. Photo Credit: LUIS MEZA

The suspicious package, which had the Lockheed address written on it, was reported around 1 p.m. at 1011 Lockheed Way #12, according to Palmdale Station Watch Commander Lt. Ken Wright.

Wright said the Sheriff’s Arson/ Explosives Unit was called in to examine the package.

The package was X-rayed and found to contain Lockheed manuals and minor electrical parts, Wright said.

“It didn’t look like anything made to be a bomb or even look like a bomb,” he said. “It’s almost like maybe somebody who worked there found some extra parts at home and thought ‘these belong to Lockheed. I need to return them.’”

The area was cordoned off as the incident was investigated. The credit union was shut down for about one hour, Wright said.

  1 comment for “Suspicious package shuts down Lockheed Federal Credit Union

  1. Adam Chant
    June 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

    FYI: On July 9, Lockheed Federal Credit Union will be known as Logix.
    “After extensive research, we learned our current name was cause for confusion over membership eligibility, and this confusion has impacted our growth. Many potential members believe the credit union is exclusive to Lockheed employees and retirees, when in fact many members of the public are eligible to join.” -LFCU

    If you don’t like your ‘bank’ consider Logix, it’s a member owned credit union and offers some of the best car and home rates in the industry.

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